B.— Draymond Green had 20 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, and the Golden State Warriors rallied to beat the Portland Trail Blazers, 110-99, on Saturday night for a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.
Playoffs: Blues, With Hat Trick and Shutout, Move 1 Win From FinalsBlues 5, Sharks 0 | St.Louis leads series, 3-2ImageJaden Schwartz of the Blues putting in his third goal past the Sharks’ Martin Jones on Sunday.
Playoffs: Kawhi Leonard Carries Raptors to Finish Line in a MarathonRaptors 118, Bucks 112, Two Overtimes | Milwaukee leads series, 2-1ImageKawhi Leonard of the Raptors driving past Malcolm Brogdon of the Bucks for 2 of the 8 points he scored in the second overtime on Sunday night.Fortunately for Siakam and the rest of the Raptors, Kawhi Leonard did not seem to feel any fatigue.
Playoffs: Bucks Never Trail in a Rout of the RaptorsBucks 125, Raptors 103 | Milwaukee leads series, 2-0ImageGiannis Antetokounmpo of the Bucks trying to steal the ball from Serge Ibaka of the Raptors on Friday night.The Eastern Conference does not belong to Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks — yet.
Playoffs: Blues Even Series as Jordan Binnington Stymies SharksBlues 2, Sharks 1 | Series is tied, 2-2ImageBlues goalie Jordan Binnington stopping Joe Pavelski for one of his 29 saves against the Sharks on Friday night.Louis Blues beat the San Jose Sharks, 2-1, on Friday night to even the Western Conference finals at two games apiece.
Playoffs: Bruins Surge Past the Hurricanes AgainBruins 6, Hurricanes 2 | Boston leads series, 2-0ImageDavid Backes with one of the six consecutive scores the Bruins had against Hurricanes goalie Petr Mrazek on Sunday.CreditCreditCharles Krupa/Associated PressBOSTON — With the Bruins holding a five-goal lead in the third period and still not done scoring, fans at TD Garden began a throaty chant of “We want the Cup!
“It was about as fun as our first championship,” said Shaun Livingston, one of six holdovers from the Warriors’ first Curry-led title team in 2015.1 seconds to go that kick-started the Golden State festivities.
Can he do it again in Game 7?The Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic, on the other side, has been the most impactful player in the Western Conference playoffs not named Kevin Durant.
He fancied himself a leader and yet spent the season sniping at the young players he purported to lead.Now as the Bucks prepare for the Eastern Conference finals, the Western Conference teams might consider what is steaming down the tracks.
Playoffs: James Harden and Rockets Outlast Kevin Durant and WarriorsRockets 126, Warriors 121, Overtime | Golden State leads series, 2-1ImageJames Harden after scoring 41 points to help the Rockets defeat the Warriors in overtime on Saturday night.Tucker put Houston ahead by 3 with about two minutes left, and the Warriors missed shots on their next two possessions.
Playoffs: Nuggets Rebound From 4-Overtime Loss to Top BlazersNuggets 116, Trail Blazers 112 | Series is tied, 2-2ImageNikola Jokic had 21 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for the Nuggets against the Trail Blazers on Sunday night.— The Denver Nuggets have been good at bouncing back all season.
Louis Blues on Sunday, but he still delivered a stunning blow to the Dallas Stars.Parayko’s hard shot from the slot hit Ben Bishop’s left shoulder, knocking the Stars goalie onto his back and deflecting the puck to deep in the circle.
Playoffs: Bruins Spoil Comeback Bid by Blue JacketsBruins 4, Blue Jackets 3 | Boston leads series, 3-2ImageDavid Pastrnak of the Bruins putting the winning score past Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky on Saturday night.CreditCreditCharles Krupa/Associated PressBOSTON — David Pastrnak took control of the game, and then took over the postgame news conference from his linemate Brad Marchand.
Playoffs: Bucks Take Series Lead Against the CelticsN.RoundupImageGiannis Antetokounmpo of the Bucks, driving on Al Horford of the Celtics, finished with 32 points and 13 rebounds on Friday night.
Playoffs: Bruins Pull Even With the Blue JacketsBruins 4, Blue Jackets 1 | Series is tied, 2-2ImagePatrice Bergeron of the Bruins after scoring the first of his two goals against the Blue Jackets on Thursday night.Their only point had been a goal by Pastrnak in Game 2 that was a deflection off his skate.
Playoffs: Joel Embiid Leads 76ers Past the RaptorsN.RoundupImageJoel Embiid, shooting over Marc Gasol of the Raptors, had 33 points and 10 rebounds for the 76ers on Thursday night.
Playoffs: Reunited Top Line Leads Avalanche Past SharksAvalanche 4, Sharks 3 | Series is tied, 1-1ImageGabriel Landeskog after scoring for the Avalanche in the second period against the Sharks on Sunday night.— With his team trailing in the second period, Colorado Avalanche Coach Jared Bednar put his three top scorers back on a line together and got the results he sought.
B.Playoffs Hit the Second Round, Where the Real Fun Begins in the EastImageMilwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, right, can establish his superstardom with a dominating performance in the second round of the N.
Playoffs: Bruins Win Game 1 Against Blue Jackets in OvertimeN.RoundupImageCharlie Coyle of the Bruins after his winning goal in overtime against Sergei Bobrovsky and the Blue Jackets in Game 1 on Thursday.
ImageThe Columbus Blue Jackets got their first playoff series victory, upsetting the Tampa Bay Lightning, who had the league's best record.CreditCreditUsa Today Uspw/USA Today Sports, via ReutersSure, some predictable things happened in the first round of the N.